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2016 Events

We have a great series of events coming up and we keep adding on, so do check regularly! See when our book groups are meeting and what they're reading and meet our many visiting authors - there really is something for everyone. And if you can't make it to the event, just send us an email or give us a call and we can get a book signed for you - no problem!

June 2016
D.A. Keeley, author of Destiny’s Pawn  

Monday, June 13, Noon
Luncheon and author talk with D.A. Keeley, author of Destiny’s Pawn at Sea Dog Brewing Company in North Conway, Tickets are $20, which includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library.
Tickets can be purchased through the bookstore, call 603-356-3200, or North Conway Library, call 603-356-2961, by June 10.

We are thrilled to have author, D.A. Keeley join us for our upcoming luncheon. He will be discussing the third book in his series about Agent Peyton Cote at our June luncheon which will be hosted by the Sea Dog Brewing Company. The only thing you have to do is get your ticket!

Peyton’s fate depends on the unlikely pawn in a quarter-century-old crime.

When Agent Peyton Cote discovers a thirteen-year-old Ukrainian boy along the Canadian border, she has no idea who placed him there or why. And Victor Tankov, on his deathbed in Russia, likes it that way. By giving the boy political asylum, Peyton sets in motion a plan twenty-five years in the making, leading back to the world’s largest art heist at Boston’s Gardner Museum.

In his most ambitious work yet, D.A. Keeley blends one of the most famous crimes of the century with the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, creating an action-packed international thriller. As events unfold, Peyton hunts for a painting worth $150 million and the criminal masterminds who are determined to sell it no matter the cost.

D.A. Keeley has published widely in the crime-fiction genre and is the author of six other novels, as well as short stories and essays. In addition to being a teacher and department chair at the Northfield Mount Hermon School, and a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Keeley writes a bi-weekly post for the blog Type M for Murder.

Menu options listed below: please choose one of each when you call for your tickets.

Blackened Fish Tacos
Seared Brussels Sprout Salad
Grilled Chicken Cobb sandwich

Flourless chocolate cake

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The MWV Children’s Museum Second Annual Rayne’s Fairy Festival  

Saturday, June 17 & 18, 11am – 2pm
The MWV Children’s Museum Second Annual Rayne’s Fairy Festival at Cranmore Mountain Resort

We will be at the Fairy Festival with lots of fun fairy-themed books, coloring books and even some amazing fairy houses! So stop by Cranmore Ski Mountain and support the MWV Children’s Museum. All of Cranmore’s regular amazing summer happenings are going on while this free, fantastic, fantasy based experience is taking place as well.

July 2016


The Find Waldo Local Campaign begins on Friday, July 1, at White Birch Books and other locally owned businesses across the nation. The event, sponsored by Candlewick Press, leads participants on a scavenger hunt through their towns’ business districts on a search for the elusive, red-and-white-stripe wearing picture book character.

The campaign, which is co-sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, aims to promote the value of shopping locally through fun activities involving the bespectacled character created by British illustrator Martin Handford in his popular Where’s Waldo? series. Inspired by the first successful Waldo scavenger hunt hosted by Eight Cousins Books in Falmouth, Massachusetts, Candlewick — Handford’s U.S. publisher — launched the month-long Find Waldo Local campaign five years ago.

This year, as in the past, shoppers who spot Waldo at participating local businesses in July become eligible for prizes throughout the month. The celebration then concludes with a closing ceremony or wrap-up party at White Birch Books at the end of the month. Participants will get a “bingo” card with all of the participating businesses listed and can get started from the bookstore. Once we get closer to July 1st we will start listing all of our fellow businesses on our website and FB page. We will be posting photos of where he is in town on our website, FB and Twitter throughout the month. It’s a great way to visit some of our local businesses in a really fun way!

Where We Spend Shapes Where We Live—CHOOSE LOCAL!       

Not Just A Recipe  

Sunday, July 10, 7:00pm
Cold River Radio Show live with Pat Altonare, author of Not Just A Recipe at Theater in the Woods. Tickets are $25 on sale at White Birch Books, call 603-356-3200.

The Cold River Radio Show is a quintessential old-time radio show featuring exclusively New England based artists, performers, authors and storytellers. We’re selling tickets at the store and we’ll be selling books at the show for author Pat Altonare, who will be talking about her new cookbook, Not Just A Recipe.

In Not Just a Recipe, Altomare not only shares traditional recipes from her family as well as other home cooks from around the world, but also provides proven kitchen tips and homemade gift ideas, recipe reviews and comments, and food memories. Featured recipes include cinnamon roll-ups that utilize leftover pie dough, pulled pork sliders, buttermilk fried chicken, Columbian ajiaco, Texas caviar, fried green tomato BLT sandwiches, Australian lamingtons, and snickers candy. Included is advice on how to make rubs, spices, and marinades, grow fresh herbs, and create an annual “to do” list for the kitchen.
Not Just a Recipe shares entertaining stories, proven recipes, and time-tested wisdom sure to please home cooks passionate about creating memories and delicious meals in their own kitchens.

Pat Jackman Altomare was a newspaper food columnist from 2003 to 2014. In her columns, she shared many recipes from her vast inherited collection. Pat is a past member of the Association of Food Journalists and currently resides in Douglas, Massachusetts. Not Just a Recipe is her first book.

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AUTHOR AFTERNOON with Grannie Snow, author of THE SILAS SERIES  

AUTHOR AFTERNOON with Grannie Snow, author of THE SILAS SERIES
Saturday, July 16 at 2pm

Join us at the bookstore for an afternoon with author, Grannie Snow, who will be discussing her children’s books series featuring the adventures of Silas and Opal, THE SILAS SERIES.

Grannie Snow has always dreamed of being an author. Then the magic of grandchildren took hold. Huddled in her oversized recliner while surrounded by grandchildren intently listening to her read helped inspire her to take action and follow her dream. Bringing to life this book series seemed a perfect reflection of the unconditional love of grandchildren and pets. Grannie Snow lives in Vermont with her two cats, Big Ole Striped Silas and Miss Opal.

AUTHOR AFTERNOON with Grannie Snow, author of THE SILAS SERIES

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Jennifer Vaughn, author of THROW AWAY GIRLS  

Saturday, September 3rd, 2-4pm
AUTHOR AFTERNOON with Jennifer Vaughn, author of THROW AWAY GIRLS

Join us at the bookstore for an afternoon with author, Jennifer Vaughn, who will be discussing her latest novel in her Jaycee Wilder Series, THROW AWAY GIRLS.

Hard-charging, insightful, and ambitious, Jaycee Wilder wants to take her TV news career to the next level. The Los Angeles reporter is hungry for the big story. When dead girls begin to pile up at seedy nightclubs that cater to whimsical, fetish-seeking strangers, Jaycee suspects a serial killer is at work.

Jennifer Vaughn is an Emmy nominated, Edward R. Murrow, and Associated Press award-winning television news anchor for ABC affiliate, WMUR-TV, in Manchester, New Hampshire. She has contributed to internationally television presidential debates alongside CNN, ABC News, and Fox News, and has interviewed every sitting president and presidential candidate since 1999.

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The Finest Hours:  

Thursday, October 27th, 7pm

This year’s book for One Book One Valley will be The Finest Hours:

The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.
Author Michael Tougias will speak and answer questions at Loynd Auditorium, Kennett High School. The program will be followed by a book signing.

Our vision: Imagine if folks throughout Mount Washington Valley read the same book. Then talked about it. And THEN got to come together to meet the author at a special valley-wide event. One Book One Valley is successful because of you, the individual reader, and YOU, our community of readers, coming together.

The book describes the simultaneous rescue missions for two oil tankers, each of which split in two during a severe winter storm off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. It is a fast-paced, thrilling read, and it comes in a young reader’s version as well as the original adult edition. A feature film based on the book was released in theaters in January 2016.


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